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    Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    Hi

    I want to install Virtual machine so that I can use Server 2003 SBS on it for home on XP. So basically, I've got a machine with XP Pro - I want to install virtual server so it can Server 03 SBS on it.

    However if I do this, will it act as a Domain, so that other machines can access resources on it or Not.

    Hope you understand what I'm trying to do.

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    Re: Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    yes it will/can act as a DC although sometimes it can be fiddly to get the actual host machine to connect to the domain (seperate machines should be able to connect as workstations and access resources fine)

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    Re: Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    So do I install Microsft Virtual Machine with Server 03 file...

    I'm in two minds... to actually install Server straight on the HDD or to use VM and access it that way!!

    Would there be performance issues if I done it the VM way?

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    Re: Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    yes install vmware then create a new machine and install server 03 exactly the same as you would on say a standalone machine. there will be performance issues when using vmware but as long as you adjust memory accordingly on the the virtual machine you should be ok, oh and try not to do much on the host machine at any one time( i tend to kill any background apps that eat memory or processing power).

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    Re: Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    as mentioned in previous posts, lots of lovely memory is the key (I have 4gb at home), my core2duo is not tasked even when I'm running 3 vm clients, but beware, as I've found harddrive access is a lot slower than the "real" thing.

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    Re: Virtual Machine.... Server 03

    Ok, I'm just wondering whether if you have XP running Server 03 SBS do you have to leave the VPC running all day; logged in or what?

    Unsure :?: I think I might just go for actually putting Server 03 straight on to the machine ...

    Although I have put VPC on my laptop which has Vista with XP running as VPC.... looks good!

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